Objective: To delineate the epidemiological profile of HIV seropositive patients on antiretroviral therapy at the Clinical Hospital of the Federal University of Goiás.. Methods: The present study is documental and analitical descriptive and it was conducted at the Clinical Hospital of the Federal University of Goiás, trough data collection of 222 records of individuals in drug therapy. Data were collected regarding the personal aspects, aspects related to the infection and information about the most used therapeutic. ...
Although the interferon-γ release assay (IGRA) has become a widely accepted means for the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), the role of the IGRA in diagnosing active tuberculosis (ATB) among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-seropositive individuals remains controversial. Previous analyses did not set up rational inclusive criteria for screening articles with strict control groups and a gold standard for ATB diagnosis. Therefore, we conducted a systematic review of the latest evidence to evaluate the accuracy of IGRA for HIV-seropositive patients. Initially, we searched the EMBASE, Cochrane and MEDLINE databases to find research articles published from January 2000 to October 2015 that used the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube assay (QFT-IT) or the T-SPOT.TB assay (T-SPOT) to diagnose ATB among HIV-seropositive individuals. We separately calculated the pooled sensitivity, specificity, and proportion of indeterminate events and then summarized the results using forest plots to estimate the
Objective:. To determine the relationship among neuroinflammation, Permeability-glycoprotein (P-gp) function and mild neurocognitive disorder (MND), a cognitive disorder associated with HIV infection.. Study Population:. HIV seropositive subjects with MND, HIV seropositive subjects with normal cognitive function, and HIV seronegative control subjects.. Design:. Subjects will undergo history and physical exam, screening laboratory tests, EKG, brain MRI and neuropsychological evaluation. HIV-seropositive subjects will be stratified based on results of neuropsychological evaluation into HIV-seropositive controls (i.e., cognitively normal) and HIV-seropositive with MND. All subjects will receive brain PET imaging with [11C]dLop after P-gp blockade to measure the function of P-gp at the blood-brain barrier. P-gp will be blocked prior to the PET scan with tariquidar. HIV-seropositive subjects will receive one lumbar puncture at baseline and one lumbar puncture after P-gp blockade with tariquidar to ...
Background Human Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV) is a major source of concern in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), a small archipelago of islands in the Caribbean region. Since transmission is predominantly through sexual contact, it is important to understand the dynamics of sexual relationships in this country, including the likelihood of HIV seropositivity disclosure. Knowledge about ones partners seropositivity can guide both the sexual behaviour and HIV testing decision-making processes. The objective of the study was thus to examine factors associated with willingness to disclose HIV status in a general TCI sample, including self-reported discrimination towards HIV positive persons, which has rarely been examined in relation to disclosure. ...
The widespread availability of potent HIV treatment (ART) in Canada and other high-income countries has had a tremendous impact on the health of HIV-positive people. Scientists predict that many ART users will have a near-normal life expectancy.. As HIV-positive ART users approach and enter their senior years, issues that are related to aging have become more important. Health issues such as persistently elevated levels of bad cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar, increased weight and thinning bones are becoming the focus of routine care appointments in this population. If left untreated, these issues can contribute to disability and premature death.. A team of scientists in the United States has been studying frailty-a syndrome of age-related conditions that they say "leads to physical weakness and functional decline." Among HIV-negative people, frailty becomes more common after age 65.. The scientists have been monitoring the health of 1,016 HIV-positive people for an average of four ...
The widespread availability of potent anti-HIV therapy, commonly called ART or HAART, has led to tremendous increases in life expectancy of HIV-positive people, particularly in high-income countries such as Canada. Despite this good news, some HIV-positive people may face other long-term problems as they age, including liver and kidney damage arising from co-infection with hepatitis B and C viruses, diabetes and higher-than-normal blood pressure.. In the time before HAART, organ transplants were attempted in HIV-positive people. In general, HIV-positive people who received transplants in the pre-HAART era appeared to have shortened survival. In the present era, doctors in the United States and Western Europe have gained experience conducting successful liver and kidney transplants in HIV-positive people.. In Canada, until recently, HIV-positive people were routinely excluded from even the possibility of receiving a transplanted organ. However, in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, ...
If it is indeed the case, as the FDA and manufacturers of HIV antibody tests contend, that the significance of a positive Western Blot (WB) in healthy blood donors (or anyone without symptoms of AIDS) is not known, then what...
Burns and colleagues studied 263 HIV-positive patients from Africa and found that half were diagnosed late despite above-average use of primary and secondary
Hi there, Unprotected receptive anal sex is certainly a high-risk situation. Your seven week test is a good indicator of what to expect at the 90 day mark since most people will have produced...
Through the sharing of these stories, we are getting more tolerant of HIV-positive persons. However globally, HIV stigma is still a pandemic in and of itself adding onto the difficulty of living with the illness for an infected person and his/her family members. Isnt it amazing how we can be friends for years with a person or love him/her as a family member until we find out he/she is HIV-positive? As soon as we find out, we start treating him/her differently, but really what has changed? Isnt he/she still the same person we loved and cared about until the word HIV-positive was associated with him/her?. As part of commemorating Zero Discrimination Day, I dare ask, do we have a right to judge anyone because he/she is HIV-positive? Do we really know how it is to live a day as a HIV-positive person? What makes us so intolerant and insensitive that we can openly (or behind his/her back) mock a sick person because of his/her illness? Surely we were not there when he/she became infected to know how ...
Noah McKittrick and colleagues presented results from a randomised, double-blinded study comparing standard (15-ug/strain) to high dose (60 ug/strain) flu ...
New research assesses the impact of chronic inflammation on major clinical events -- heart attack, stroke, cancer, other serious complications, and the ...
Blood Pressure Targets IN HIV+ patientsAgain another very interesting session from a GP perspective. Dr Shanti Narayanasamy discussed the challenge of meeting BP targets in HIV positive outpatients.The background to the problem is concerning; high BP
A study of the characteristics of people born outside the United States detected with HIV while living in the U.S. discovers that they are more likely to be Hispanic or Asian.
Tests to diagnose hepatitis C HCV testing is recommended annually for HIV-positive people especially if diagnosed with another STI and/or aresexually ...
I would like to invite all worried-wells, with or without HIV positive partners, who are looking for support and those who are just interested in finding out how we....
A report collating both definite and possible* HIV seroconversion cases occurring in healthcare workers worldwide, following occupational exposures that have been notified, or published in the literature, has recently been published
You will need to decide who to tell about your HIV status, and how to tell them. In some cases, you may be required to tell. In other cases it may be best to keep it to yourself.
You will need to decide who to tell about your HIV status, and how to tell them. In some cases, you may be required to tell. In other cases it may be best to keep it to yourself.
Michelle Anderson, Ms. Plus America 2011, is the first openly HIV-positive woman to ever run for, and win, a national pageant title.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Epidemiological and immunological studies of HIV seropositive patients infected with Cryptosporidium at Kuala Lumpur Hospital, Malaysia. AU - Abdul Ghani, Mohamed Kamel. AU - Sugathathissa, AU - Norazah, A.. AU - Lokman, H.. AU - Nasuruddin, A.. AU - Christopher, L.. PY - 1999. Y1 - 1999. N2 - Objective: A study of HIV seropositive patients infected with Cryptosporidium was conducted at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital between August 1996-January 1997 to ascertain their epidemiological and immunological relationship. Design: 100 HIV seropositive patients were recruited for this study and they were classified to their clinical status using CDC classification system. They were also divided into 3 groups by their CD4 lymphocyte percentage; CD4 , 14%, 14%-28% and ≥ 29%. Materials and Methods: Patients were required to submit a Fresh stool sample which was then fixed in 10% formalin and concentrated using the formalin-ether technique from which air dried thin smears were stained with ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Molecular confirmation of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type 2 in HIV-seropositive subjects in south India. AU - Kannangai, R.. AU - Ramalingam, S.. AU - Prakash, K. J.. AU - Abraham, O. C.. AU - George, R.. AU - Castillo, Renan Carlos. AU - Schwartz, D. H.. AU - Jesudason, M. V.. AU - Sridharan, G.. PY - 2000. Y1 - 2000. N2 - Nested PCRs for human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and HIV-2 were compared with immunoblot test results. Twelve of 13 immunoblot-positive HIV-2 samples were positive by PCR. There were five INNO-LIA (Innogenetics, Zwijnaarde, Belgium) and/or HIVBLOT 2.2 (Genelabs, Singapore) samples that tested positive for dual infection. HIV-1 PCR was positive in all samples, while HIV-2 PCR was positive in two and RIBA (Chiron Corporation, San Diego, Calif.) was positive for HIV-2 in three samples. Thus the prevalence of HIV-2 is accurately estimated by the use of immunoblotting, but that of HIV-1 and -2 dual infection may be overestimated.. AB - Nested ...
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In the past, in vitro testing of antifungal agents has been regarded as problematic, but standardized methods have now been developed for Candida spp. and C. neoformans(9). For these methods to be useful, the results should provide a reliable prediction of the response to treatment for humans with infections. In particular, a high MIC should often correlate with therapeutic failure (15). Numerous reports have demonstrated that the ability to predict clinical outcome differs from agent to agent and depends on the patient population studied (5). For instance, high MICs of fluconazole are often predictive of therapeutic failure in human immunodeficiency virus-positive patients with oral candidiasis (12, 16, 17) but do not correlate with the clinical outcome in patients with candidemia (14). The situation with other antifungal agents is even less clear, but a number of investigations have reported that for the amphotericin B MICs for isolates of Candida spp. recovered during prolonged treatment with ...
The current study addresses fertility desires and considerations among 143 HIV serodiscordant, opposite-sex couples (in which only the male partner is HIV positive) in the Northeastern U.S. Couples re
Dr. Celum is Professor of Global Health and Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology and co-Director of the International Clinical Research Center in the Department of Global Health at University of Washington. Dr. Celum an infectious disease epidemiologist with a focus on HIV prevention. She has led multi-center HIV prevention efficacy trials, including genital herpes suppression for prevention of HIV acquisition (HPTN 039) and prevention of HIV transmission and disease progression in HIV serodiscordant couples (Partners in Prevention HSV/HIV Transmission Study). Dr. Celum co-led the Partners PrEP Study of tenofovir-based pre-exposure antiretroviral prophylaxis among HIV serodiscordant couples and a demonstration project of ARV-based prevention in serodiscordant couples in Kenya and Uganda (the Partners Demo project). Dr. Celum is leading implementation science research about PrEP implementation for young women in Kenya, South Africa, and Zimbabwe (HPTN 082/HERS, 3Ps, POWER and MTN 034/REACH ...
Of the 17,003 patients admitted during the study period, the HIV status of 15,670 (92%) was unknown, Of these, 13,239 (85%) received counseling and 11,571 (87%) counseled children were tested. Age and hospital ward were significantly associated with counseling, testing, and seropositive status. The highest counseling rates were found among children ,12 months of age (86%) and among those admitted to the malnutrition (88%) and diarrhea/rehydration (92%) wards. Overall, 3373 children (29% of those tested) were HIV antibody positive with the highest rates among children ,6 months of age (32.4%) and the lowest rates among children aged ,5 years (23.4%); 69.6% of all children testing HIV antibody positive were ,18 months of age. Females had a slightly higher seropositivity rate than males (31.3% vs. 27.0%; P=0.013); however, counseling and testing rates were not associated with gender. After adjusting for age, sex, and calendar quarter, children in the malnutrition (adjusted odds ratio 16.7, 95% ...
BACKGROUND: We examined a range of common bacterial and viral sexually transmitted infections as risk factors for HIV seroconversion in a community-based cohort of HIV-negative homosexual men in Sydney, Australia. METHODS: Detailed information about HIV risk behaviors was collected by interview twice yearly. Participants were tested annually for HIV, anal and urethral gonorrhea and chlamydia, herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2, and syphilis. In addition, they reported annual diagnoses of these conditions and of genital and anal warts. RESULTS: Among 1427 enrolled participants, 53 HIV seroconverters were identified, giving an incidence of 0.78 per 100 person-years. After controlling for number of episodes of insertive and receptive nonseroconcordant unprotected anal intercourse, there were independent associations with anal gonorrhea (adjusted hazard ratio = 7.12, 95% confidence interval: 2.05 to 24.79) and anal warts (hazard ratio = 3.63, 95% confidence interval: 1.62 to 8.14). CONCLUSIONS: Anal ...
Fact: A small percentage of people infected with HIV do live for many years without developing AIDS. They are often known as long-term non-progressors. But such individuals are rare: without proper medical care, including antiretroviral drugs when needed, most HIV-positive people will eventually develop AIDS.
There is evidence that some groups of Australian and American gay men are considering HIV-positive partners undetectable viral load and the time elapsed since an HIV-negative partner last tested when making decisions about using condoms, according to studies presented to the Eighth International AIDS Society Conference (IAS 2015) in Vancouver, Canada, on Tuesday.. Sero-sorting refers to the practice of people choosing sexual partners they perceive to have the same HIV status as themselves, or of choosing not to use condoms with such partners. But it is clear that the scenarios are not necessarily as simple as HIV-negative people pairing up with other HIV-negative people, or of HIV-positive people sticking with HIV-positive people.. Gay men may decide which partner takes the receptive (bottom) role dependent on each mans HIV status. An HIV-negative person may consider that having condomless sex with an HIV-positive person who has an undetectable viral load is safer than doing so with ...
The influence of HIV on sexual activity and functioning presents a unique set of issues. HIV transmissibility, partner disclosure, potential vertical transmission and, for some HIV-infected women, problems associated with illicit drug use, may affect sexuality. Few studies have examined HIV-infected womens sexuality and none have studied the relationship between HIV symptoms, HIV illness stage, quality of life, meaning of illness and sexual functioning. This descriptive study examines sexual activity, sexual functioning and safer sex behavior among 101 HIV-seropositive women. Results indicate that (1) the majority of women continue to be sexually active after testing HIV positive, (2) sexual functioning does not change as a result of HIV disease progression, and (3) few women report that HIV itself caused worsening of their sexual functioning. Those women with better mental health, more positive meaning attributed to life with HIV infection, better quality of life, fewer HIV-related symptoms and who
Dear Reader,. There is no way for a sexually active person to be 100 percent certain that s/he is protected from HIV infection or any other sexually transmitted infection (STI). However, there are many ways to significantly reduce risk of transmission, even for an uninfected person in a sexually active relationship with someone who is HIV-positive.. Many studies have been conducted on serodiscordant couples, meaning that one partner is HIV-positive and the other is HIV-negative. Growing evidence suggests that as HIV medicines become more efficacious, HIV-positive individuals taking antiretroviral medications are significantly less likely to transmit the virus to a sexual partner than someone not taking medication. In fact, in a study of almost 3,000 monogamous serodiscordant couples, it was found that with the use of antiretroviral therapy, only 3.4 percent of sexually active couples would transmit HIV from the infected to uninfected partner over a period of 100 years. Risk is reduced even ...
With regard to postulate #1, numerous studies from around the world show that virtually all AIDS patients are HIV-seropositive; that is they carry antibodies that indicate HIV infection. With regard to postulate #2, modern culture techniques have allowed the isolation of HIV in virtually all AIDS patients, as well as in almost all HIV-seropositive individuals with both early- and late-stage disease. In addition, the polymerase chain (PCR) and other sophisticated molecular techniques have enabled researchers to document the presence of HIV genes in virtually all patients with AIDS, as well as in individuals in earlier stages of HIV disease.. Postulate #3 has been fulfilled in tragic incidents involving three laboratory workers with no other risk factors who have developed AIDS or severe immunosuppression after accidental exposure to concentrated, cloned HIV in the laboratory. In all three cases, HIV was isolated from the infected individual, sequenced and shown to be the infecting strain of ...
But both groups of HIV-positive children lagged behind HIV-negative children in these areas, suggesting that the first year of life may present a critical treatment window for minimizing impairments in brain development due to HIV.. "Especially in children, we must always weigh the benefits of early treatment for HIV infection against the risks, which can range from long-term toxicity or drug resistance to scarcity of the supply of medications in regions with limited health care resources," noted Thomas R. Insel, M.D., director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of NIH. "Knowing the parameters of appropriate care can assist providers in making difficult treatment decisions for this vulnerable population.". As part of the NIH-funded Pediatric Randomized Early vs. Deferred Initiation in Cambodia and Thailand (PREDICT) trial, researchers assessed 284 HIV-positive children ages 1-12 who had mildly weakened immune systems but no severe symptoms of HIV infection. The children were ...
According to a new study a significant proportion of HIV positive patients may not be disclosing their infection to NHS staff, when turning up for treatment at sexual health clinics.
Results Of the combined HIV+ subjects 63 [90%] were male; mean 51 years; 92.8% taking antiretrovirals. HIV+ subjects (combined HIV+ cases and HIV+ controls) were more likely to smoke (34 [30.6%] vs 3 [7.3%], p , 0.001) than healthy controls. HIV+ cases were hypertensive (13 [54.1%] vs 5 [10.8%], p , 0.001) and had a family history of CAD (12 [52.1%] vs 9 [25.0%], p 0.033) at higher rates than HIV+ controls. sGPVI was higher in HIV+ subjects (combined) then healthy controls (129.9 ng/ml [SD 59.5] vs 84.4 ng/ml [SD 46.1], p , 0.001). 12 months before event there was no difference in sGPVI between HIV+ cases and HIV+ controls (123.2 ng/ml [SD 61.7] vs 137.8 ng/ml [SD 63.5], p 0.369). 1 month before event sGPVI was significantly lower in HIV+ cases (111.1 ng/ml [SD 45.0] vs 143.9 ng/ml [SD 56.1], p 0.016). ...
You cant depend on indications to know whether you have HIV. The best way to know without a doubt in the event that you are contaminated with HIV is to get tried. On the off chance that you think you have as of late been presented to HIV-in the event that you have had oral, vaginal or butt-centric sex without a condom with a known HIV constructive individual or an accomplice whose HIV status you dont know or imparted needles to infuse medications get a HIV test. Customary HIV tests recognize HIV antibodies. Anyway amid this early stage your body is not yet creating these antibodies. Another HIV test was endorsed in 2013 that can identify the vicinity of HIV in your body amid this early phase of contamination. So regardless of where you get tried, it is imperative to tell your supplier that you may have been as of late contaminated with HIV and you might want to be tried for intense HIV. the HIV/AIDS Testing and Services Locator to discover a HIV testing site close you or enter your area here. ...
Long-term follow-up of HIV seroconverters in microbicide trials â€" rationale, study design, and challenges in MTN-015. Riddler, Sharon A.; Husnik, Marla; Gorbach, Pamina M.; Levy, Lisa; Parikh, Urvi; Livant, Edward; Pather, Arendevi; Makanani, Bonus; Muhlanga, Felix; Kasaro, Margaret; Martinson, Francis; Elharrar, Vanessa; Balkus, Jennifer E. // HIV Clinical Trials;Sep2016, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p204 Background:As the effect of biomedical prevention interventions on the natural history of HIV-1 infection in participants who seroconvert is unknown, the Microbicide Trials Network (MTN) established a longitudinal study (MTN-015) to monitor virologic, immunological, and clinical outcomes, as... ...
Through the provision of information, education and communication about HIV/AIDS this policy aims to protect all HIV/AIDS-positive employees from stigmatisation and/ or discrimination by colleagues.. Employees living with HIV/AIDS have the same rights and obligations as all staff members, and they will be protected against all forms of discrimination resulting from their HIV status. GOPA therefore guarantees that job access, status, promotion and job security, and training will not be influenced by an employees HIV status.. GOPA rejects HIV testing as a prerequisite for recruitment, access to training or promotion. It guarantees confidentiality of any medical information relating to the HIV status of employees that any of their representatives may have by virtue of his/her position in the company.. GOPA strives to create a climate that allows for and encou rages voluntary disclosure of an individuals positive HIV status. For this reason GOPA facilitates access to voluntary counselling and ...
BACKGROUND: The HIV surveillance system in Germany is based on mandatory, anonymous notification of newly diagnosed HIV cases by laboratories. Because the time between HIV infection and the diagnosis of HIV varies widely between persons, it is difficult to determine the number of cases of recent HIV infection among newly diagnosed cases of HIV. In Germany, the BED-capture-enzyme immunoassay (BED-CEIA) has been used to distinguish between recent and long-standing HIV infection. The aim of this analysis is to report the proportion of cases of recent HIV infection among newly diagnosed cases in Germany between 2008 and 2014 and to identify factors associated with recent infections ...
Motivala SJ, Hurwitz BE, Llabre MM, Klimas NG, Fletcher MA, Antoni MH, LeBlanc WG, Schneiderman N. Psychological distress is associated with decreased memory helper T-cell and B-cell counts in pre-AIDS HIV seropositive men and women but only in those with low viral load. Psychosom Med. 2003 Jul-Aug; 65(4):627-35 ...
Boyd, Mark A.; Mocroft, Amanda; Ryom, Lene; Monforte, Antonella DArminio; Sabin, Caroline; El-Sadr, Wafaa Mahmoud; Hatleberg, Camilla Ingrid; De Wit, Stephane; Weber, Rainer; Fontas, Eric; Phillips, Andrew; Bonnet, Fabrice; Reiss, Peter; Lundgren, Jens D.; Law, ...
A total of 13 studies reported on HIV transmission and biting. The studies consisted of eleven case reports and two case series relating to HIV transmission, or its absence, after a biting incident.. None of the possible cases of HIV transmission due to biting were in the UK or involved emergency workers. The reports included information on 23 individuals, of whom nine (39%) seroconverted for HIV. Six of these cases involved family members, three involved fights resulting in serious wounds, and two were the result of untrained first-aiders placing fingers in the mouth of an individual experiencing a seizure.. "Of the 742 records reviewed, there was no published cases of HIV transmission attributable to spitting, which supports the conclusion that being spat on by an HIV-positive individual carries no possibility of transmitting HIV," write the authors. "Despite biting incidents being commonly reported occurrences, there were only a handful of case reports of HIV transmission secondary to a bite, ...
From aidsmap.com... Older HIV-positive patients have a high prevalence of multiple age-related problems, investigators from the United States report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. The research involved patients aged 50 years and older receiving outpatient care in San Francisco. Overall, 40% reported difficulties with daily activities, most reported…
Do you know your status? The CDC estimates that 1 in 8 HIV+ individuals are unaware of their status. An HIV positive individual can sometimes be infected for as long 10 years without experiencing any symptoms. However, the virus remains contagious. Sexually active people can still transmit the disease to their partners even if they have no symptoms. Testing is the only way to know your status ...
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Detection of Toxoplasma DNA in the Peripheral Blood of HIV-Positive Patients with Neuro-opportunistic Infections by a Real-Time PCR Assay Abstract.
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Just 38.9% of people living in the United States of America (US) have ever tested for HIV reports the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a study published on National HIV Testing Day last week (27 June).. In a new analysis of HIV testing rates in the US published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the CDC also reports marginally higher testing rates in the 50 local jurisdictions where most of the countrys HIV diagnoses originate, with around 46.9% of people ever reporting testing for HIV. But in the seven US states with substantial rural HIV burden, just 35.5% of the population have ever tested for HIV. The findings provide critical baseline data for the new Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative, which was launched earlier in 2019 and aims to reduce new HIV infections in the country by 75% by 2025 and by 90% by 2030 by directing new funds and expertise to communities most affected.. The first phase of the initiative is geographically focussed on the areas with the ...
The study included 34,766 HIV-infected people who were 50 or older, 104,298 HIV-negative 50-or-older people, and 74,476 HIV-infected people between 18 and 49. In the 50-and-older HIV group, 78% were men and 74% were between 50 and 59. Only 55% of the 50-and-older HIV group had ever taken antiretrovirals, compared with 44% of the younger HIV group. The younger HIV group had a higher proportion of women than the older HIV group (31% versus 22%). The older and younger age groups were similar in proportions with a CD4 count below 200 (16% and 15%), a viral load below 400 copies (53% and 50.5%), and a viral load above 100,000 copies (6% versus 8 ...